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My front brake pads are gone,i need to replace them.But i think i will stick with the stock calipers,well atleast until next year.I need suggestion.I've heard of Metal Matrix brake pads.But i want to hear your personal experience about how they feel,how much and where do you get yours from??

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:eek: TTT, ! Same here!!! , i need new pads... Any recommandations? :D
 

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Ive used Stillen & Porterfield, I like the Porterfields better
 

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I've used Metal Matrix for two years. They work fine for street use (not street racing use), no squeal, so-so dust (not bad). But there are better choices out there - mostly the carbon blend pads. You have to decide if you want a race pad (works great at higher temps) or a street pad (works good at lower temps and can work good at higher temps also). I talk about pads on my brake upgrade web page below.

http://www.geocities.com/lutransys/jlucius2/j2-2-brakeupgrade.htm

Consider EBC, Porterfields, and Carbotech.
 

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I also have used the Stillen Metal Matrix for the last year and a half. I think they are a great pad.
 

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Have Porterfields on mine ( with rotors and stainless lines ) . . . Much stronger initial grab than previous factory-type pads . . . No squeeling or noise when cold or hot . . . A little dust after some hard(er) braking, not bad though. . . Normal driving = very little dust, but I have very open wheels ( Fittipaldi Turbolare's ).
 

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Well, I personally just bought some Raybestos ceramic pads for my fronts and their top of the line for the rears and am VERY impressed with them. The fronts were $59.99 for the pair and rears $39. I bled the system and purged the lines with new fluid and it stops GREAT!!. Stillen and Poterfield are good, I just didn't feel like having to order them...I hate making 2 trips.
 

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RacerX_GTO said:
Bendix
Semi-metallic

I figure is they are the premeir manufacturer for police interceptor vehicle brake pads and airline jet brakes....they gotta know something about stopping power.

(Funny nobody mentioned "green stuff" or "red stuff"pads...LOL)
I was fixin to say once someone recommened the Green Stuff pads.
 

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Well, I personally just bought some Raybestos ceramic pads for my fronts and their top of the line for the rears and am VERY impressed with them. The fronts were $59.99 for the pair and rears $39. I bled the system and purged the lines with new fluid and it stops GREAT!!. Stillen and Poterfield are good, I just didn't feel like having to order them...I hate making 2 trips.
Raybestos? :mad: :(

I can't get my R/T to stop with Raybestos ceramic pads. I'm sure everyone who hangs out at GT Pro can atest to the fact that everytime I'd race or stop hard, my brakes would be smoking for 10 minutes afterwards. Not to mention that for the next 30 minutes I woud have little stopping power.
 

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I'm sure everyone who hangs out at GT Pro can atest to the fact that everytime I'd race or stop hard, my brakes would be smoking for 10 minutes afterwards
With a safety item such as brakes, Im sure it can be said that you get what you pay for.
 
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